Microbiology

Our excellent Clinical Microbiology Laboratory provides rapid detection and characterization of infection-causing organisms assisting early initiation of the most appropriate antibiotic treatment.

Overview

Diagnostic Microbiology is the study of identification of disease causing microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoans and fungi using microscopy, staining techniques, culture methods, biochemical tests and immunologic assays. A suitable sample is collected from the patient and processed by one or more of the above methods. Along with the identification of the organisms, their susceptibility to various antimicrobial agents is also tested for timely administration of the most appropriate antibiotics resulting in faster cures and prevention of resistance.

The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at K. J. Somaiya Hospital is functional 24/7 and offers a wide range of diagnostic assays for a large number of infectious diseases. Our laboratory follows all the standard Quality Control norms to ensure the accuracy of the test results.

Procedures & Services

Special Features

Clinical Microbiology services are offered round-the-clock for all patients of K. J. Somaiya Hospital (OPD, IPD, Casualty, ICU, samples collected during various health camps, etc.) and include several tests grouped as follows:

  • Aerobic bacterial culture and sensitivity
  • Mycobacterial culture and sensitivity
  • Fungal culture and sensitivity
  • Gram’s staining and Z-N staining
  • Serology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Surveillance of operation theatre
  • Water testing

Individuals and organizations can also directly avail of these services for purposes like pre-employment / in-service health check-ups, etc.

 

The OPD timings are as follows

  • General Hospital: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Super Specialty Hospital: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Our Specialists

Dr. Anju Dhar

M B B S, M D

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

English, Hindi, Marathi

Microbiology

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jyothirlatha Vasant Bangera

M B B S, M D

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

English, Hindi, Marathi

Medical Microbiology

Professor

Dr. Sapna Vikas Malik

DNB, M B B S, M D

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

English, Hindi, Marathi

Medical Microbiology

Associate Professor

Dr. Shilpa Unni Nair

MSC, PHD

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

English, Hindi, Marathi

Medical Microbiology

Associate Professor

Dr. Shilpa Varun Naik

M B B S, M D

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

Tutor

Dr. Vidya Harish Shetty

MSC, PHD

Teaching Hospital

Microbiology

English, Hindi, Marathi

Medical Microbiology

Associate Professor